Between January 25-February 4, 2018, individuals and organizations across the U.S. will sign up to host story circles as part of The People’s State of the Union. Most years, the President delivers a State of the Union Address highlighting the past year and priorities for the coming year. In a year that’s seen more polarizing slogans and soundbites, more demonstrations and heated debates than ever, looking each other in the eye and sharing our stories matters even more than usual. In such moments, being able to cross political divides and remain in dialogue is a worthy challenge. Who are we? What touches our hearts and minds? What do our communities need, and what do they need to hear from us? We may know our own answers, but do we know each other?
Sparks Gallery, Alexander Salazar Fine Art, Art Produce and The Studio Door came together to showcase gallery arts through a variety of programs in August at The Studio Door.
JESSICA AMAYA • SPARKS GALLERY
EMILY KNAPP • SPARKS GALLERY
ALEXANDER SALAZAR • ALEXANDER SALAZAR FINE ARTS
LYNN SUSHOLTZ • ART PRODUCE
PATRIC STILLMAN • THE STUDIO DOOR
The collaborating galleries presented a free panel discussion on Saturday, August 5 at 10 am – Noon to discuss the partnership between artist, gallery and patron; how contemporary galleries operate; and business practices of successful artists. Confirmed panelists include Jessica Amaya and Emily Knapp of Sparks Gallery; Alexander Salazar of Alexander Salazar Fine Art; Lynn Susholtz of Art Produce and Patric Stillman of The Studio Door.
“Creative commerce requires a great deal of patience and consideration for visual artists. They have to make personal decisions about how they want to engage in the marketplace and then they have to figure out what can best be described as a very complex industry. There simply are very few consistencies in the variety of options that artists have,” said Stillman. “Hopefully a panel with some San Diego’s gallerists will help demystify one aspect of the scene.”
SAVE the DATE!
A 4-course family style culinary experience in the Art Produce Gallery.
Thursday, July 13th
6:00pm & 8:30pm
Only 20 seats per seating.
$35.00 per person
Reservations taken by phone and walk-in at Tostadas North Park.
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